How to Install an Extension In OpenCart

This tutorial might see a bit lengthy, but I promise you that you have to go through these steps only once. Installation of OpenCart extensions after that will be a breeze!

  1. Download the extension installation archive. It's usually a .zip file. For example, download OMFramework Lite (a free mobile OpenCart theme).
  2. Unzip the installation archive to a folder on your computer.
  3. Download and install the FileZilla Client.
  4. Log in to your cPanel
  5. Click on FTP Accounts
    cPanel FTP Accounts
    cPanel FTP Accounts
  6. In the "Add FTP Account" form fill in a username and password and click "Create FTP Account".
    Creating an FTP account in cPanel
    Creating an FTP account in cPanel
  7. After the FTP account is created, click on "FTP configuration" next to the account name to view your login details
    FTP login details in cPanel
    FTP login details in cPanel
  8. Open the FileZilla Client
  9. Copy and paste the FTP server name in the first box ("Host"), the FTP account name ("Username") in the second box and type in your password in the third box. Then click "Quickconnect":
    FileZilla Quickconnect
    FileZilla Quickconnect
  10. On the left side you can see the files on your computer and on the right side you can see the files on the server. In the left pane browse to the folder where you extracted the extension installation archive. In the right pane navigate to your OpenCart store main directory (usually /)
    install-vqmod-5
  11. Usually, there is an upload folder. Right click on it and upload its contents to the main directory of your store.
    Uploading the OpenCart extension files in FileZilla
    Uploading the OpenCart extension files in FileZilla

That's it! You just installed an OpenCart extension. If it causes issues with your store, don't worry. Just follow this tutorial to completely disable the extension.

Receive a curated list of the best OpenCart tips & tricks

Delivered in your inbox weekly for free.

More OpenCart Tutorials

4 thoughts on “How to Install an Extension In OpenCart”

  1. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *